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Lake Snowden

Ohio Pawpaw Festival

Join Native Roots at the Ohio Pawpaw Festival! This fun-filled, educational community event celebrates one of America’s largest native tree fruits, the pawpaw (Asimina triloba). This all-weekend event highlights the rich history and future possibilities of the Pawpaw.

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Ohio Pawpaw Festival
Ohio Pawpaw Festival

Time & Location

Sep 15, 4:00 PM – 11:59 PM

Lake Snowden, 5900 US-50, Albany, OH 45710, USA

About the event

The Ohio Pawpaw Festival is a fun-filled, educational community event celebrating one of America’s largest native tree fruits, the pawpaw (Asimina triloba). This all-weekend event highlights the rich history and future possibilities of the pawpaw through delectable food and beverages, and a full line-up of presentations and activities that cover pawpaw growing, cooking, genetics, medical use, and other topics related to sustainability. Special events at the festival include competitions for the best and biggest pawpaw, a pawpaw cook-off, a best pawpaw-related work of art, and the ever-popular pawpaw-eating contest.

What is a pawpaw?

The pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is North America’s largest edible native tree fruit. The fruit has a wonderful creamy texture and a tropical flavor.

Southern Ohio is home to some of the largest and best-tasting wild pawpaw patches on the planet. The pawpaw is also super nutritious and historically significant.

General Information The Ohio Pawpaw Festival is a rain-or-shine event. All schedules are subject to change.  All ticket sales, including service charges, are final. NO REFUNDS

Where is the festival? What are the dates and hours? Lake Snowden, 5900 US-50, Albany, OH  45710

September 15-17, 2023 Fri., 4 p.m. – midnight Sat., 10 a.m. – midnight Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What is the admission cost? A weekend pass is $60; Friday only pass is $20; Saturday only pass is $30; Sunday only pass is $20.  Kids aged 12 and under are free.  $5 off discount offered to active duty/retired military, seniors (60+), and Albany residents with proof of residency.  Parking is free.

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